Starting, major issue
Right, I am on my last bottle of beer and my brain is mush!
Can anyone help!!!!!!
Car. - 1996 Gtv phase one 2.0 TS (lovely car)
Ok the story, not so long ago my starter toro decided to play up, sticky etc. so armed with large long bar, proceeded to smack ten bells out of it each time I wanted to start it.. All good so far, can cope with that.
Then one cold miserable morning I got into the car, turned n the ignition to expect the dreaded 'click' meaning a good welt With the bar when she started to turn over, but very slowly. So slowley it would not start. She turned over around three times then nothing. Assuming I drained the battery I got in the Picasso "cough!" and drove to work.
Thinking logically I brought a new (second hand starter from eBay) and after reading what a nightmare job it was....... And it was....... I changed the unit over. Bruised, swearing and in need of a beer I turned the engine over and it turned as though it was half normal speed. Spending the next few days I checked every contact in the car, cleaning as I go but still half normal revolutions. Flattening the battery again, my friend nipped round with a booster pack. Once connected it turned her over nice and quickly but she won't start!!!! No spark!
The car has sat without battery for around a week, the 'key' light goes off as it should, but putting it back on a battery just turns at half speed.
Help? Please? I love her but will be taking a petrol can and lighter to her soon. It will be a mercy killing.
Any help would be appreciated.